By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 5:00 am in Family Outings.
Princess Plus Pea: Calling all fairy-tale lovers. Pleasantonâ€™s Civic Arts Stage Company and San Franciscoâ€™s Shakespeare Festival are offering young theater fans a free sneak peek at their new production of â€śThe Princess and The Peaâ€ť at 11 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Pleasanton Public Library. Enjoy some classic scenes, performed by young cast members, then pepper the cast, costume and set designers with your questions afterward. And if you loved that, you can catch the full stage production at the Amador Theater Dec. 10-12 and 15-19.
Hanukkah Community Celebration: Join the Hanukkah celebration at Berkeleyâ€™s Jewish Community Center at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, for a community candle lighting, plus refreshments, dancing and live music by Veretski Pass. Details: $15; www.brownpapertickets.com/event/135004.
Giant Christmas Trees: San Franciscoâ€™s family-friendly â€śDeck the Hallâ€ť is always a spectacle, and this yearâ€™s 30th anniversary celebration promises even more of the same, with Davies Symphony Hall all lit up for the holidays, plus a magic show, refreshments and craft activities for kids, ages 3-10, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 5. Details: $36-$50; www.sfsymphony.org.
Recycled Art: Computer disc robots, flamboyant shopping bag dresses and other spectacular examples of trash-turned-art are showcased at MOCHAâ€™s â€” the Museum of Childrenâ€™s Art â€” annual Re-Create exhibit. The show runs every weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19-Dec. 19 at 54 Water Street, Jack London Square, Oakland. Details: http://mocha.org.
Photo Fun: San Franciscoâ€™s Museum of Modern Art hosts a day of â€śCapture the Momentâ€ť photo-inspired fun for families. Join the family tour at 1 p.m. and dabble in art activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 5. Details: www.sfmoma.org/families.